id: 06419906
dt: a
an: 2015c.00969
au: da Ponte, João Pedro
ti: Problem solving, exercises, and explorations in mathematics textbooks: a
historical perspective.
so: Silver, Edward (ed.) et al., Pursuing excellence in mathematics education.
Essays in honor of Jeremy Kilpatrick. Cham: Springer (ISBN
978-3-319-11951-9/hbk; 978-3-319-11952-6/ebook). Mathematics Education
Library, 71-84 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: Cham: Springer
la: EN
cc: U20 D50 A30 H30
ut: tasks; problem solving; explorations; algebra; textbooks
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-11952-6_5
ab: Summary: This paper analyzes the tasks proposed in several Portuguese
mathematics textbooks from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century.
A look at the nature and intended purpose of these tasks raises
interesting issues about school mathematics teaching and learning. Has
the meaning of terms such as “problem" and “exercise" been always
the same? What other terms have been used in textbooks to designate
mathematics tasks? What were the reasons for the changes? The analysis
of the evolution that occurred in the terminology as well as in the
nature of the tasks proposed to the students provides elements to
reflect about what are the changes that have occurred in mathematics
teaching and learning and how some changes are more apparent than real.
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